Earlier this week Family Healthcare broke ground on its upcoming new St. George clinic. This building will consolidate current services offered at the downtown St. George clinic and the trailer at Millcreek High School. We are excited to see progress on the highly anticipated new clinic offering more services in one building and much-needed care at affordable costs.
Over the past year, Family Healthcare served more than 14,000 patients at 54,000 visits. This new building will allow them to serve even more. Family Healthcare clinics offer health screenings and exams to determine disease or health disorders in an effort to find a disease in its early stages. Hopefully, before any symptoms occur for the best chance at treatment success and disease survival.
Other services Family Healthcare provides include discounted immunizations for those who qualify, women’s health care services, management of acute and chronic health issues, and medication-assisted treatment.
The new 30,000 square foot clinic building to be built on the south side of East Riverside Drive between Taylor Andrews Academy School of Hair Design and the Millcreek High School will be the new home of 23 exam rooms, three behavioral health rooms, a dentist office, and a pharmacy. The clinic will also hold four administration offices, eight office cubicles, and a board room.
The need for more care from the clinic is growing as is the clinic. It is estimated the Family Healthcare clinics have doubled over the past five years starting with just 33 employees and now employing over 100 health care employees to provide affordable services to those that need assistance finding health care.
Family Healthcare is a non-profit and federally qualified health care center that receives about 24% of its total funding from the United States Congress in the form of a three-year funding grant. The clinic has received this funding since 2002 and sees themselves qualifying for and continuing to receive this grant funding as long as people need affordable health care. More than half of Family Healthcare Clinics’ patients are uninsured and the federal grant helps to cover a portion of the steep discounts in care fees that they offer to those that need help with affordable care. The remaining costs are funded with the help of additional grants and “wonderful partnerships” according to Lori Wright the CEO of Family Healthcare Clinic.
The new building is expected to open next year in August 2021. Family Healthcare also runs a clinic in Hurricane and two more in Cedar City that will remain open.